Category: Eclectic Homes

Ecofriendly Cool: Insulate With Wool, Cork, Old Denim and More

There are few alternatives to this fiberglass and foam products used to insulate roofs and walls until relatively recently. Most of us leave the somewhat dull topic of insulation to builders or contractors anyway — after all, you barely buy insulation for appearances. But the topic of insulation is warming up, both for environmentalists and […]

Playful Style Reinvents a Childhood Home

Playful Style Reinvents a Childhood Home

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This beautiful 1923 cabin was Karin Blom’s childhood home. When her parents passed away, Karin moved out of her San Francisco apartment and back to the Bay Area suburbs, determined to make her parents’ house her own. She was only when she moved into eight decades ago, but Karin shortly got married, and her husband […]

Sunny Colors Lighten a Century-Old Home

Sunny Colors Lighten a Century-Old Home

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Rhode Island’s state has always had an independent streak. It was the very first of the original 13 colonies to declare independence from British rule as well as the final of the colonies to ratify the United States Constitution. So it somehow seems fitting that Andrew Suvalsky’s design for the home in one of the […]

Afternoon Job: Declutter Your Bookshelves

Afternoon Job: Declutter Your Bookshelves

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I am all about maximizing distance, but in regards to your bookshelves, leaving a little breathing space can go quite a distance. Not merely is open space pleasant to check at, but your built-ins will feel more relaxed and give you the chance to show off not just your books but your bookshelves themselves. I […]

Tongue and Groove Wall Paneling Joins the Comeback Club

Flat tongue and groove wall paneling is all of the rage. While the technique has existed for what seems like eons, the resulting compact look has made a recent comeback. Tongue and groove joints let horizontal pieces of wood to be combined together to make one level surface. Famous for their rich texture, striped pattern […]